Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:47 PM
bigtree (57,187 posts)
Funk Bros. New (Last) Groove Dedicated To Barack Obama
DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit’s own Funk Brothers, known for their background vocals and instruments on many Motown chart-toppers, headed back to the recording studio for the first time in 40 years.
The group recently recorded the song, “Because of You,” a tribute to President Obama’s legacy as the nation’s first black president.
The Funk Brothers touring member Gary Martin co-wrote the song. He told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Scott Ryan the collection of talent at Detroit’s Studio A that day was unbelievable.
“Some of the different members that had been a part of Funk Brothers came in to see this recording themselves. It was a high moment because everyone felt all of the brothers and the sisters who had passed, being a part of that, where there,” Martin said.
The song also includes contributions from band members Bob Babbitt and Uriel Jones, both of whom recently passed away.
Published on Jan 14, 2013
Because of you is a song dedicated to President Obama. This was the first time the Funk Brothers were back recording as a group since the 70's. The song was recorded at Studio A in Detroit
We are calling for all musicians, and all fans of MOTOWN music to pass this song along.
"Keep the funk alive !".
Song: Because of You
Copyright: Gary L. Martin, Peter L. Fletcher, Grant Van Dyke
Studio: Studio A - Detroit
Musicians: Eddie Willis, the late Bob Babbitt and Uriel Jones; Gary Martin
Downloads: Coming Soon
Funk Brothers Website: http://www.thefunkbrothers.net/The_Funk_Brothers/welcome.html
Standing in the shadows of motown: http://www.standingintheshadowsofmotown.com/
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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:11 PM
amandabeech (9,688 posts)
4. Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
Great song, great musicians here and in the hereafter.
A great reason to stay on the straight and narrow is the chance that all those wonderful musicians who have departed will be playing when I finally get there.
I hope that the departed Funk Brothers can find a place for the late Duck Dunn, of Booker T and MGs, the Stax house band, along with Bob Babbitt. What talent on base!